We Are Westridge

A community blog featuring Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor, the Westridge Leadership Team, our esteemed faculty members and occasional special guests 

Good Reads for Girls Who Want to Change the World by Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor

One of our students recently introduced us to The Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes, a program founded by children’s and YA …

Posted by Kristen Lem in reflections, from the head of school on Tuesday March 28 at 03:50PM
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Lower and Middle School Dean of Student Life Carol Van Zalingen on "Want to raise empowered women? Start in middle school."

As the Lower and Middle School Dean of Student Life, I assist girls with a variety of challenges from how to manage telling a friend she …

Posted by Kristen Lem in westridge thought leader on Friday March 10 at 11:26AM
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Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor on Her Recent "Magical Moment" at the 8th Grade American Studies Showcase

There are many beautiful, inspiring moments that one experiences as an educator, and then there are the magical moments when you see all …

Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor on New Research Revealing that Girls Believe Boys are Innately Smarter than Girls

New research reveals that somewhere between the ages of 5 and 6, girls begin to believe boys are smarter than girls.  This can have a…

Posted by parent parent in from the head of school, westridge thought leader on Friday February 3 at 02:51PM
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Student Blog: Embracing the Unity in Our Community

by ASB Vice President Ella P.J. ’17 and Secretary Samantha K. ’17

At this fall's Student Leadership Assembly, the …

Posted by parent parent in senior, Events on Thursday October 20, 2016 at 03:03PM
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The Power of Assembly (Especially When Led by Thoughtful, Courageous Girls)

by Kim Kerscher, Director of Marketing & Communications

One of the best parts of working at a school is attending student-led …

Posted by parent parent in upper school, westridge thought leader on Tuesday October 18, 2016
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Alumnae Re-blog: Where It All Began – Class with Ms. Bizar and Mr. Cross

by Muse Lee '15

Here goes another long, long post.

I was initially writing out a private message to Ms. Bizar and Mr.&…

Posted by Kristen Lem in convocation, re-blog on Tuesday October 4, 2016
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The Fun Spirit is Alive (and spreading) at Westridge

by Elizabeth J. McGregor, Head of School


I talk a lot about the sense of joy on our campus.  Our girls and their teachers …

Posted by parent parent in reflections, Events on Thursday September 15, 2016
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Thoughts on Women's Media Coverage

by Melanie Horn, Director of Athletics

The Olympics!  Phelps, Ledecky, Biales, Bolt – the names that generate pride and …

Posted by parent parent in reflections, athletics on Friday August 26, 2016
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What is Grace?

by Elizabeth J. McGregor, Head of School

Administrative planning meetings are now in full swing as we prepare for the return of our …

Posted by parent parent in reflections, from the head of school on Friday August 19, 2016
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